Jul 27, 2011 10:00am PDT
, i want to show you guys this jon stewart moment that i looked at this morning on the internet because i thought it was interesting, and we'll get chris hahn's reaction to this, first, and it goes to the point we're talking about. >> so i'm asking you all to make your voice heard. if you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of congress know. if you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message. [laughter] [applause] >> call your congressman? did the president just quit? [laughter] i mean, seriously, you're the president. you're asking us to call congress? [laughter] martha: yeah, i mean, often, you know, this is where things bubble up, you know? "saturday night live" and be stewart, but the underlying thought is the president has abdicated himself from this process. that is clearly the suggestion all over jon stewart's face. >> you know, the one night i don't stay up until 11:30 to watch jon stewart, it comes up on this show. martha: we just wanted to provide you with what you missed. >> are i appreciate that, martha. but i
Jul 27, 2011 4:00pm PDT
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Jul 27, 2011 12:00pm PDT
our hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. >>shepard: breaking news from wall street. look at that, the dow dug is -- is diving today. 1.63 percent on the dow jones industrial average and similar on the s&p. and the nasdaq. you know why? for a long time wall street went, this is no way, no way, no way the lawmakers will flirt with actually defaulting, the united states government defaulting on its debt? we will just not pay you? not pay? we owe you money but we will not pay. by the way, we have to borrow a billion today. we have to borrow a billion. otherwise question not keep doing anything but we will not pay you back. how do you think that will go after that? so, the wall street is realizing the fools in washington could actually let them default on our debt. i will not say they will, but got nothing right now, do we. all running and in circles up there. so, the dow jones industrial average is down 200 points. thank you, the "
Jul 12, 2011 9:00pm EDT
boehnor, eric canton, mitch mcconnell, jon kyl, collectively they passed 19 votes during the bush administration to raise the debt ceiling, just those four guys. raising the debt ceiling is not something that usually has a big fight over it. sometimes it does, sometimes part of congress tries to leverage this vote because it's something that absolutely has to pass. in the same way crafty politicians will sometimes attach unrelated things to the pentagon budget because the pentagon budget everybody agrees has to pass, in that same way, politicians in the past tried to attach things to the debt ceilings. they not only failed, they so misunderstood the dynamics of their own party, john boehnor is so bad at his job, a political pundit at 9:00 p.m. on nbc, using this as a metaphor of what just happened to them. the breeze helps, i think. republicans blew it. they totally, utterly, 100% blew it, and today they had to essentially surrender. >> republicans senate leader mitch mcconnell presented. >> after weeks and months of fighting about it, senate republicans today proposed allowing pr